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November 6, 2016
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The 9 Best Reads Before Funding Forward 2016

We have an extremely engaging and timely program planned for this year’s Funding Forward in Minneapolis, MN. To help you get ready for the conversations at our annual conference of grantmakers committed to LGBTQ issues, we thought we would compile some pre-readings. Enjoy! Money for the Midwest: LGBTQ Assets and Opportunities in the Midwest One in five LGBT adults lives in the U.S Midwest. Laws, policies and protections for LGBTQ people vary widely here. The region is home to states with full legal protections (relationship, housing, employment, bullying) and states where you can get married today, fired tomorrow and arrested […]
November 6, 2016
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Increasing LGBTQ Funding in Ohio with Local Ambassadors and a Learning Tour

Funders for LGBTQ Issues is pleased to announce a targeted, placed-based effort to increase the dialogue about foundation funding for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) people living in Ohio. This effort will include a funders learning tour and an ongoing Ohio ambassador initiative. LGBTQ Ohio Funders Learning Tour: Building on the momentum of the Cleveland Foundation’s sponsorship of the Gay Games, Funders for LGBTQ Issues invites you to a learning tour on LGBTQ issues in Ohio, September 8-9, 2016. This learning tour will foster cross-learning between national LGBTQ funders and local Ohio-based funders, providing a vehicle for engaging […]
November 6, 2016
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Funding for LGBTQ Issues Reaches Record High, Despite Lack of Support From Majority of 100 of the Largest Foundations

(New York, NY – February 24, 2016) Funders for LGBTQ Issues released The 2014 Tracking Report: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer Grantmaking by U.S. Foundations (2016) today. The thirteen annual edition of the Tracking Report finds that although foundation funding for LGBTQ issues reached a record high of $153.2 million more than 6 in 10 of the 100 largest foundations in the United States provided no funding that specifically focused on LGBTQ communities. The noteworthy 19 percent increase in funding for LGBTQ issues was driven largely by a significant increase in HIV/AIDS funding an increase in support from non-LGBTQ-focused […]
November 6, 2016
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Which 91 Foundations Made The 2014 Honor Roll?

The recently released 2014 Tracking Report is a mix of good and bad news. We reached a new record high of $153.2 million in foundation funding for LGBTQ issues. Yet, not since 2009 have so few funders been involved in LGBTQ grantmaking. Funding for trans communities and LGBTQ people living in the South increased, but it decreased for people of color and children and youth. Grantmaking for LGBTQ communities still comes from a small set of dedicated funders. Though their direct grant dollars and philanthropic advocacy efforts, these funders play an important leadership role in advancing the awareness and inclusion […]